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Empowering New Zealand

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Empowering New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Empowering New Zealand Yesterday the Green Party launched a plan for cheaper power bills, cleaner electricity generation, and a smarter electricity network. It’s all about empowering consumers. Energy has always been important to the Greens. In fact, the green movement formed around the Manapouri power […]

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Greens launch plan for cheaper and cleaner electricity

Published By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Greens launch plan for cheaper and cleaner electricity

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Greens launch plan for cheaper and cleaner electricity Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 11:10 The Green Party has today launched a plan for cheaper power bills, cleaner electricity generation, and a smarter electricity network. The Empowering New Zealand comprehensive plan for […]

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A step towards women being paid fairly

Published By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on A step towards women being paid fairly

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A step towards women being paid fairly Yesterday’s announcement that carers in the aged care and community support sectors will finally have their pay lifted in line with pay equity principles is a breakthrough for women’s human rights. Kristine Bartlett, the carer with decades of […]

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The hard truth about that soft drink ad

Published By   /  April 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on The hard truth about that soft drink ad

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The hard truth about that soft drink ad I am relieved that Pepsi has pulled its ridiculous commercial that obscenely co-opted the #BlackLivesMatter movement. At the very least, it was an awkward failure that tried too hard to be something it could never be. At […]

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Solar Panel Opening at Cancer Society House

Published By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Solar Panel Opening at Cancer Society House

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Solar Panel Opening at Cancer Society House Gareth Hughes MP on Friday, March 31, 2017 – 09:09 Kia ora It’s great to be here with you all today to share in the celebration. I always like to start at the beginning. In a book a […]

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Next stop on Swimmable Rivers Tour – Manawatū River

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Next stop on Swimmable Rivers Tour – Manawatū River

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Next stop on Swimmable Rivers Tour – Manawatū River Tomorrow we embark on the next leg of our swimmable rivers campaign. We are going up to the Manawatū region to learn more about a mighty Manawatū river. This river has been listed as one of […]

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Selling off state houses is a breach of our human values

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Selling off state houses is a breach of our human values

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Selling off state houses is a breach of our human values The government wants to sell 2,500 state houses in Christchurch this year, in the middle of a housing crisis with a shortage of affordable houses and record levels of homelessness. This is a slap […]

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Gareth Hughes: Intelligence and Security Bill – Part 6

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Intelligence and Security Bill – Part 6

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Gareth Hughes: Intelligence and Security Bill – Part 6 Gareth Hughes MP on Friday, March 17, 2017 – 10:10 Kia ora, Mr Chair, ki a koutou, kia ora. I would like to rise to speak to Part 6 of this bill, and in particularly the […]

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Pay women more, pretty simple

Published By   /  March 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Pay women more, pretty simple

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pay women more, pretty simple Māori women are paid 22% less than men. Pacific women are paid 26% less than men. These are pay gaps driven by sexism and bias.  These are pay gaps that have real impacts on women’s lives. Having less income to […]

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Gareth Hughes: Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment Bill – Second Reading

Published By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment Bill – Second Reading

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Gareth Hughes: Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment Bill – Second Reading Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, February 16, 2017 – 09:09 Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. I too would like to echo and share the […]

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The kids are all right – youth engagement is great for politics

Published By   /  February 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on The kids are all right – youth engagement is great for politics

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The kids are all right – youth engagement is great for politics Bryce Edwards, a political commentator, recently said that Aotearoa has a problem with youth engagement, and getting more young people into politics won’t solve this issue. I have to respectfully disagree with Edwards […]

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Renting rip-offs in the news again

Published By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Renting rip-offs in the news again

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Renting rip-offs in the news again It’s that time of year when a lot of people who rent find themselves looking for a new home. Maybe it’s because the university year is beginning, but it seems like a lot of tenancy agreements expire in February […]

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Something dramatic is taking place in the Antarctic

Published By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Something dramatic is taking place in the Antarctic

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Something dramatic is taking place in the Antarctic * Yesterday, James Shaw and Eugenie Sage paid a visit to the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University to meet with leading climate scientists. James shares his reflections on their vital work. Something dramatic is taking place […]

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Ending homelessness (again)

Published By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Ending homelessness (again)

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ending homelessness (again) Homelessness is a disgrace. It’s ugly and dehumanising and I can’t bear to see it every day in my home town of Wellington. Unlike Sir Robert Jones, though, I’ve never thought about blaming the victims for their situation. That’s bully talk and […]

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Well, THAT happened: Julie Anne Genter reflects on 2016

Published By   /  January 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Well, THAT happened: Julie Anne Genter reflects on 2016

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Well, THAT happened: Julie Anne Genter reflects on 2016 The end of the year! 2016 has been…a mixed bag – Trump-ism, losing Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen et al, and the creeping malaise of a tired government. Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter shares her year. […]

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The Atrocity of Yemen – What to do?

Published By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on The Atrocity of Yemen – What to do?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The Atrocity of Yemen – What to do? Children accompany their families to the food distribution centre in the Bani Husheish area, in northern Sana’a, where WFP, with support from the EU, provides food assistance to displaced families. Photo: WFP/ Fares Khoailed Last week I […]

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Fiji must stop the torture and police brutality

Published By   /  December 16, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Fiji must stop the torture and police brutality

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fiji must stop the torture and police brutality We must uphold human rights everywhere. Recently, Amnesty International released a report detailing the widespread allegations of torture and police brutality in Fiji. Perhaps unsurprisingly it was met with defensiveness and claims of bias from the Fijian […]

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Commissioner 'Sexing Up" Propaganda But It Falls Flat

Published By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand First, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Commissioner 'Sexing Up" Propaganda But It Falls Flat

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Commissioner ‘Sexing Up" Propaganda But It Falls Flat NZ Super is affordable and no amount of taxpayer-funded propaganda from Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell will prove otherwise, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. “In her latest attempt […]

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Tourist Rental Car Accidents Force Need For Action

Published By   /  December 6, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand First, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Tourist Rental Car Accidents Force Need For Action

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Tourist Rental Car Accidents Force Need For Action “A string of accidents across Northland involving tourists driving emphasises the need for quick action as the holiday season approaches,” says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. “In many cases, […]

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Sunbed Dangers Highlighted Again

Published By   /  December 6, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand First, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Sunbed Dangers Highlighted Again

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Sunbed Dangers Highlighted Again New University of Otago research shows the government was wrong to allow sunbed use to continue, says New Zealand First. “Earlier this year, the government had a chance to ban commercial sunbeds under the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill but they […]

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